dmac (5166) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from Wine Academy. Poured a deep orange-amber with a rather small foamy light beige head. Aroma starts off with some sort of vomit-pumpkin mixture that is overrun by nutmeg and allspice. Body is medium to slightly fuller with strong tingly carbonation and an average to quicker fading, for the strength of the taste anyway, aftertaste. Flavor is all allspice and nutmeg up front, followed by some earth and candle. Meh.
bwa5879 (872) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky solid orange pour with dense but short offwhite head. Strong aroma of nutmeg and allspice, some cinnamon, sweet chai tea, faint hints of metallic noble hops too. Low carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, bitter but clean finish. Taste is similar to the aroma but stronger noble hop presence, noticeable ginger, yeast is present too and somewhat belgian, wheaty, banana. Well done but a bit sweet to call a favorite personally.
malkyore (361) - - OCT 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best part is the aroma. Nutmeg and clove... It’s pretty spectacular. Like chain tea and Apple pie.... The taste is weird. Hoppy enough to have a refreshing bite with the spice taking a back seat... It’s like an oktoberfest mated with an apple pie and the confused offspring somehow became alcoholic...
charule (2058) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Tony. Poured clear amber with min head. Aroma full of spices. Light carb med bod. Similar taste to aroma. Over spices. Heavy handed
GuamVice (72) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From bottle. Pours light amber orange. Very little carbonation or head. Nice speaking spicy smell. More cider than pumpkin pie. The taste reflects the smell. Malty lite body upfront and then finishes very spicy with an apple tart finish.
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JaBier (6412) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Buckeye Beer Engine on 9/14/14. Clear amber pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, malt and allspice. Malty flavor with ginger, cinnamon and allspice before a slightly bitter hop finish.
ryrpat (281) - Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Probably one of if not the best pumpkin spice ale. So smooth and drinkable would buy this again
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Mark_Eck (1429) - - OCT 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy orange. Aroma and taste are spices, pumpkin, and some bready malts.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap: Tinted amber & light copper with a mildly beige, thin layer of foam on top. Aroma is mostly heavy ginger & clove with a strong cinnamon afterbirth. More spiced than pumpkin itself; I think the ginger is a little overpowering. Or maybe it’s the clove. Taste is the same way, perhaps a little *too* spicy. Definitely the ginger but there’s an awful lot of clove, too. Mildly metallic aftertaste with a slightly bitter spiciness. Thin mouth feel. Much better autumn options exist.
EtTuCthulhu (1390) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head that fades quickly to a minimal ring. The aroma is a strong blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, and the hint of pumpkin and caramel malts almost gets lost in the spices in the nose. Once sipped, this beer’s lackluster quality comes through in the barely-there flavor. What is tasted is slightly sour and a touch sweet, and the aftertaste is purely cinnamon. The palate fuses a nearly flat carbonation, slick texture, and a medium body, all of which don’t make this lacking beer gain any more points in my book.